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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

Rock-Oak-Deer = xeric-woodland-meadow!

I was so excited when Shirley, who blogs at Rock-Oak-Deer,  invited me on a tour of her garden this week.  As an avid follower of her blog, it was such a treat to explore her garden “in real life.”Walking to her front door you are greeted by majestic Texas live oaks and surrounded 360 degrees …

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Frogfruit “lawn” Report @ 2.5 months

The frogfruit “lawn” I plugged 2.5 months ago, turned out to be a frogfruit and horseherb “lawn.”  Thanks to all the rains this spring, we have complete coverage already!  Weeds are a problem, hence both the frogfruit and horseherb (among a few others). Pros (as I currently see them): -I have a solid groundcover to …

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I met my hero today!

Pam Penick, author, garden designer, and blogger extraordinaire was at the San Antonio Garden Center today sharing an incredible presentation she put together about losing the lawn and gaining a waterwise landscape or beautiful garden.  Her presentation was wonderful – Pam is such a great public speaker and she talks just like she writes.  She shared …

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Ragna’s back garden – A.K.A. The stress-free zone…

This is the scene Ragna framed looking off her back patio – there she goes framing things beautifully again.  I like the sign they hung from their covered patio – and it is true!  In this bed, at least right now, the tall bright pink phlox (Phlox paniculata) is stealing the show.   Lets scan 360 …

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Going to “Ragna school”…part 1

I am so fortunate that friend and fellow blogger, Shirley from Rock-Oak-Deer, put me in touch with her friend Ragna.  Yes, the Ragna that was recently on Central Texas Gardener, and featured on Shirley’s blog here,  here, here, and here. I went to “Ragna school” for 3.5 hours in her garden this week and I …

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Xericstyle garden survived the rain…

I am pleased and VERY thankful to report that my garden has survived the 10 inches of rain we got in just an evening last week.  I was concerned that a lot of my dry loving plants would have drowned as I have clay soil.  I guess I amended enough, but more than likely, the …

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